Ideograms In China

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Previously available only as a limited editon, Henri Michaux's Ideograms in China is now available as a New Directions paperback. Peerlessly translated by the American poet Gustaf Sobin, this long, beautifully illustrated and annotated prose poem was originally written as an introduction to Leon Chang's La calligraphie chinoise (1971), a work that now stands as an important complement to Pound and...

Series: New Directions Paperbook
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: New Directions; Reprint edition (February 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0811214907
ISBN-13: 978-0811214902
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1312558
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook

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A decptively simple, lyrical and shifting riff on Chinese characters and caligraphy by a master poet, one whose work sometimes slipped into the pure sense of the figured line, gesture, action. Ezra Pound, as he lapsed into silence at the end of his l...

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ollosa's classic study, The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry.Allen Ginsberg called Michaux a genius, and Jorge Luis Borges said that his work is without equal in the literature of our time. Henri Michaux (1899-1984) wrote Ideograms in China as an introduction to Leon Chang’s La calligraphie chinoise (1971), a work that now stands as an important complement to Ezra Pound and Ernest Fenollosa’s classic study, The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry. Previously available only as a limited edition, Ideograms in China is a long, gorgeously illustrated and annotated prose poem containing a very deep consideration of the world’s oldest living language. Poet Gustaf Sobin’s luminous English version beautifully captures the astounding and strange French original. For Michaux, the Chinese culture ranked as the world’s richest, a culture grounded in its written language, which bound China together through three millennia and across its enormous territories. Ideograms in China presents an oblique history of that culture through the changing variety and beauty of the ideograms: Michaux looks into a dozen scripts––from ancient bronze vessels bearing ku-wen script to running script to standard k’ai-shu characters––and the poem carries the rhythms of someone discovering the soul of a civilization in its impression of ink on paper.